CBS Poll: McCain, Obama Tied And this doesn’t include the speech of last night, let alone that which will be given in an hour…or even the anticipated post-convention “bump" (hat tip Robert)
(CBS) The presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain is now even at 42 percent, according to a new CBS News poll conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week. Twelve percent are undecided according to the poll, and one percent said they wouldn't vote.
This is in contrast to a poll conducted last weekend, where the Obama-Biden ticket led McCain-Palin by eight points, 48 percent to 40 percent.
Cindy is speaking, very engaging. She is sweet a sugar. Mentions Palin, crowd goes wild. Tonight Fausta scored me a seat in the press section. Not a smile or a a clap. What asshats.
She is humanizing him. Traditinal family values. Love the big family.Good stuff, I tell ya.
Crowd loves Cindy.
I like Cindy :)
Changeover. Waiting. Crowd dancing .....woot. Kool and gang, CELEBRATION! (not original, whoever picked the music should be fired)
The Stray Cats! (an Atlas fave...... rock this town is playing)
Lights dim, crowd goes wild. Vueo....gets quiet. They love McCain's ma. What a family this man has and what a line of military greatness.
MCCAIN COMES OUT! PANDEMONIUM filmed the ovation (aircard impossibly slow)
Thanks the President for leading us through dark days! Right out of the gate! What balls. Not distancing himself from Bush at all. Love it!
McCAIN We're going to win this election! CROWD GOES NUTS "YES WE CAN! " LOL
Heckler screams something. Crowd boos starts chanting USA! USA! USA!
McCain: Please dont be diverted by the ground noise and static! lol
Another heckler....how did they get in. This town is in virtual lockdown. Every heckle crowd starts screaming USA
Speaks of Palin .........crowd goes wild. THEY LOVE PALIN! LOVE LOVE PALIN!
"I can't wait to introduce her to Washington!" Crowd roars!
"Change is coming!"
Re: maverick monilker..."I know who I work for...... I work for you". Crowd loves it
John Jay's said, "McCain will take the high road, he will honor sacrifice, duty and Americans who sacrifice. Our girl, our little girl Sarah, she will do the infighting. mark my words, by the time this campaign is over, she will be known not only as vice president Palin, she will be known as "bulldog" palin, and John Mccain will be the father figure in command".
McCain will be the healer and the one who seeks to unite.
"Education is the civil rights issue of this century". A money quote
We need to shake up failed schools with competition. Crowd roars
Energy: "We are going to stop sending 700 billion dollars to countries that don't like us". THIS GETS THE BIGGEST ROAR OF THE EVENING.
"we cannot turn a blind eye to aggression, to international lawlessness." "many threats, i am not afraid of them, i am prepared for them.
"i know the good and evil." and, "how to stand up to those..." who would do evil. "i know how to secure the peace." "i hate war. it is terrible beyond comprehension." "i will draw on my experience, all the tools at our disposal. to build the foundation for a stable enduring peace."
but, he will fight if necessary. "i know how the military works."
"i am an american, a proud citizen of the greatest country on earth."
"we never hide from history, we make history."
I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again. I have that record and the scars to prove it.
OBAMA DOES NOT". ouch.
"I've been an imperfect servant of my country for many years. But I have been her servant first, last and always. And I've never lived a day, in good times or bad, that I didn't thank God for the privilege."
I fell in love with my country as a prisoner.
"I wasn't my on man any more, i was my country's." so moving
And I will fight for her as I drawebreath so help me god. OVATION
I'm going to fight for my cause every day as your President. I'm going to fight to make sure every American has every reason to thank God, as I thank Him: that I'm an American, a proud citizen of the greatest country on earth, and with hard work, strong faith and a little courage, great things are always within our reach. Fight with me. Fight with me.
Fight for what's right for our country.
Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.
Fight for our children's future.
Fight for justice and opportunity for all.
Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.
Stand up for each other; for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America.
Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We're Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.
Thank you, and God Bless you
OMG, tears welled up in eyes. Hair standing up back of neck. Frozen
THIS IS AUTHENTIC....
They should have played Battle Hymn of the Republic. That country song cheapened it. Full text here.
CNN just said Americans have a CLEAR CHOICE in this election - they have no idea.
McCain was magnificent. It was slow at times and dragged a bit but the last ten minutes was historic. Chills up my spine. A Stellar event.